Two intertwined Celtic knots signify love. Examples of these are the Love Knot and The Sailor’s Knot, their meaning are essentially the same. However, the basis, complexity and pattern is different. The Love Knot comprises of several intertwining loops that again, do not have a beginning or an end.
Types of Celtic knots In or around 450 AD, before the Celts could be influenced by Christianity, Celtic culture took the form of knots, spirals, plait, braid, step and key patterns to depict richly symbolic seven creations. These creations were: man, mammal, plant, insect, bird, fish and reptile. Just as each of these symbolizes something important, so do the kinds of Celtic knots.
Dara Celtic Knot Symbolism. The use of knots and their various designs began quite early in human history, but the Celts developed their own unique designs from their woven plait work. The ancient Celts were big on Celtic knots. They were also big on oak trees. Put the two together and what do you have? The Dara knot.
Shield Knot – Knots have served a number of protective functions. Knot patterns appeared on shields, and the shield shape with knots has continued to be a powerful symbol of protection. The shield knot is also believed to ward off illness and bad omens.